This 43 year old William Cadenhead is bottled by one of the oldest independent bottlers in Scotland. It’s a blended scotch whisky that contains 55% grain whisky from Invergordon and 45% malt whisky from Glenfarclas and Glenlivet.
This William Cadenhead is bottled at cask strength at 44,2% ABV.
William Cadenhead 43 year old tasting notes:
Nose: Red fruit, mainly strawberries and also a pinch of liquorice. When I leave it standing for a few minutes a feint hint of ginger appears. It changes very quickly, interesting. It becomes sweeter now, honey and a hint of marzipan and cane sugar.
Taste: Liquorice (quite a lot), but this is only in the beginning. Anise. After that more sweeter, cane sugar and a touch of marshmellows too. Also maple syrup and a hint of dried dates. Light spicy.
Finish: Mid-long with caramel, liquorice and bay leaves.
A lovely blend that changes fast from taste and nose. However, this also causes you want to drink it quickly, because you want to get all the flavours. 😉 It has multiple layers, which makes it a very nice and interesting whisky. Very good and pleasant.
Many thanks to Whisky Rover for the very generous sample!